The Land Development Division of Community Development consists of two sections: Plan Review and Development Inspections.
The Plan Review section conducts reviews for new development, redevelopment, final plat recording, and storm system as-builts to ensure all development and property subdivision within the City comply with federal, state, and local regulations. Specific reviews include site development, transportation/traffic, arborist, planning & zoning, fire, and addressing.
These reviews are part of the City's weekly, concurrent review process. Plans, plats, and as-builts for review should be submitted by 11:00 am Tuesday for a return of comments and redlines by Wednesday of the following week.
A meeting is held every Thursday from 10:00 am to noon to provide an opportunity for permit applicants, engineers, developers, and others to discuss review comments or other issues with the entire plan review staff. A sign in sheet is available from 8:30 am to 11:00 am for these first-come, first-served meetings.
Plan Review works closely with the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission, Georgia Environmental Protection Division and United States Army Corps of Engineers to ensure all new development and redevelopment projects have adequate erosion, sedimentation and pollution control plans, as well as other applicable permits and authorizations to protect both soil and water resources.
All properties within the 2,000 foot Chattahoochee River Corridor are reviewed for compliance with the Metropolitan River Protection Act.
Development Inspections ensures all permitted projects are following an approved plan and are in compliance with environmental and development regulations in the field.
Development Inspectors conduct pre-construction meetings for all sites with a land disturbance permit. They perform both random and scheduled inspections on all permitted projects to monitor site progress and enforce the City's development regulations, soil erosion and sedimentation control, tree preservation, stream buffer protection, floodplain, and post-development stormwater management ordinances.
At the conclusion of a project, Development Inspectors perform final site inspections before a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion is granted. The Inspectors and the City Arborist also make determinations on state waters, any applicable stream buffers, and investigate and resolve erosion and drainage related complaints.
Related Applications, Forms and Checklists
For new developments, there are several situations where a developer will be required to dedicate additional right-of-way/easements to the City. The forms to dedicate right-of-way/easements to the City explain this process.
Please contact the City's at 678-512-3200 with any questions related to right-of-way/easement dedications.